60’s 14k gold and carnelian Shrimp ring . The 14k gold ring with a lustrous carved rich orange- brown carnelian. A big but not enormous piece on the hand so makes it easy to wear all of time. Great for the fall .. or if you are a Virgo.. carnelian is the sun-stone for this sign. Said to impart a feeling of immense security. In antiquity, as well as today, Carnelian is believed to help timid speakers become both eloquent and bold. [Simmons, 92] Ancient Warriors wore Carnelian around their neck for courage and physical power to conquer their enemies. In Egypt it was worn by master architects to show their rank of builder, and alchemists of the Middle Ages used it as a boiling stone to activate the energy of other Chalcedonies. As the first stone in the breastplate of the High Priest, it signified the blood of the martyrs [Kunz, 303, 305], and was once believed to prevent illness and the Plague. [Fernie, 138] Keep calm and carnelian on. In a chic way.